The kitchen interior of a new home in Santa Clarita at Cresta at Aliento

Brighten Up Your Kitchen For Summer

Posted on 25 Jun, 2018

You may have updated your wardrobe for the season, but is your kitchen ready to embrace summer, too? Make your kitchen a little more bright and airy this summer with these tips.

Summer accents.
Give your kitchen décor the full summer experience. Place lighter, decorative towels near the sink. Serve lemonade or your preferred drink of choice in colorful tumblers. Use eye-catching cushions for the dining chairs or summer-hued placemats on the dining table.

Add seating at your kitchen island with woven bar stools to incorporate texture into your kitchen, which flows well both seasonally and year-round.

Don’t curtail your windows.
If you prefer something covering your windows, choose curtains made of light fabric such as linen or lace. When adding a curtain rod, make sure it is wider than the window so you can open the curtains fully without blocking each side of the window. Choosing lighter colors for your window coverings can also help brighten the room.

Maximize your light.
Rearrange furniture or any other items so you’re not blocking natural light sources.

Find a mirror complimenting your kitchen’s style and position it across from a window to amplify the amount of natural light.

Is it time for new kitchen light bulbs? Look at the lumens of each bulb when purchasing new ones; a good rule of thumb is to look for bulbs with 5,000 to 10,000 lumens, depending on the size and layout of your kitchen, for a brighter space.

To bring a lighter ambiance to the room, look for bulbs marketed as bright white, cool white or daylight.

Perennial favorites.
Bring the outdoors in with edible herbs in decorative planters to add fresh green hues and alluring scents to your modern kitchen. Or place wildflowers and other perennials in pitchers and other household objects.

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